Head of North America at Nokia Siemens
Although she's a relative newcomer to this position (she's been on the job just about a year), Sue Spradley is already making waves. Neither Nokia nor Siemens separately had been very successful as vendors in the U.S. market but the newly combined company along with Spradley's leadership is rapidly making inroads. Nokia Siemens is involved in the buildout of T-Mobile USA's 3G network and is also working on Sprint Nextel's Xohm WiMAX deployment.
Spradley is a straight-shooter who clearly is comfortable talking tech. She is a 20-year telecom industry veteran and the former president of Nortel global services and operations.